The Jimu-1 tethered aerostat, independently developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, carried a variety of scientific observation instruments into the sky above Nam Co Lake in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, reaching a maximum altitude of 7003 meters above sea level. In doing so, it set a world record for aerostats of the same type, and for the first time obtained data on changes in atmospheric composition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at this altitude.
The aerostat has become an important piece of equipment for the Second Comprehensive Scientific Research Expedition on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It will provide a scientific basis for research on climate and environmental changes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The "Jimu-1" tethered aerostat anchored at the shore of Nam Co Lake
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